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BSc Biotechnology

Communications Officer & Researcher - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

+60 (0)13 801 0645

abdulnajibazhfar@yahoo.com

Sarawak
Work primarily focuses on the education and engagement aspect of conservation.
BSc Ecology

+60 (0)19 858 8817

chien@chienclee.com

Sarawak
Expedition projects span wide across South East Asia. Veteran wildlife photographer.
PhD (Animal Ecology)

Herpetologist - (IBEC) | Lead Researcher - The Herpetofauna Research Group | Professor (UNIMAS)

+60 (0)12 830 1208

+60 (0)82 582 296

idas@unimas.my

Sarawak
Research interest: herpetological systematics, community ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, and natural history.

John Madin

PhD (Marine Biology)

Senior Lecturer - University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) | Researcher - Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI)

+60 (0)88 320 000 ext.: 2591

jonmadin@ums.edu.my

Sabah
Research interest: marine biodiversity with an emphasis in tropical marine ecology, specifically biofouling communities and factors governing the fouling in cage aquaculture. I have an on-going research on biology and ecology of non-indigenous and invasive marine species with particular emphasis on biofouling organisms
MPhil (Biological Sciences)

Coordinator (Orang-utan Unit Malaysia Program) - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

+60 (0)82 239 795

+60 (0)13 313 5848

jpandong@wcs.org

Sarawak
Work focuses on 1) ongoing orangutan population survey, 2) training & support on wildlife study design, 3) conservation education for the locals
MPhil (Zooarchaeology)

Vertebrate Palaeontologist & Zooarchaeologist | President - Paleontological Society of Malaysia (PALEOSOM)

+60 (0)12 601 6371

limtzetshen@yahoo.com

Sarawak
Research interest: Quaternary mammal fossils in Peninsular Malaysia and animal remains from archaeological sites in east Malaysia. Special focus on prehistoric biodiversity of Southeast Asian region, especially large mammal faunas.
DVM, PhD (Primatology)

Director - Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme (KOCP) | Scientific Director - HUTAN

+60 (0)13 875 6009

marc.ancrenaz@gmail.com

Sabah
I spend my time trying to identify ways for people and wildlife to coexist, primarily in Kinabatangan but also anywhere else!
PhD (Community Ecology)

+60 (0)82 58 3502 / 2938

azlan@unimas.my

Sarawak
Research interest: wildlife biodiversity and conservation
DVM

Wildlife Veterinarian (Assistant Manager) - Sabah Wildlife Department's Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU)

+60 (0)17 694 6018

navaneetharoopan@gmail.com

Sabah
Rescue, manage, and conduct disease investigation on wildlife for conservation purposes.

Ngumbang Anak Juat

PhD (Zoology)

Ecological Statistician | Chief Instructor - Biodiversity Conservation Society Sarawak (BCSS) | 

Vice Chairman - (PELINDUNG)

Sarawak
Research interest: quantitative ecology (application of Bayesian statistical methods in wildlife data analysis)
PhD (Ecology)

Scientific Director - Explore Gaia Enterprise (GAIA) | Wildlife Researcher

+60 (0)12 277 7491

info@xploregaia.com

Sabah
Research interest: Hornbills conservation in Malaysia (specifically at the Kinabatangan)
DVM, PhD

Wildlife Veterinarian | Research Associate - DGFC | Co-leader - Health at the Edge Project (H@EP)

+60 (0)13 851 4912

ekio0474@gmail.com

Sabah
Experience in disease ecology as well as wildlife conservation & management. | @healthattheedgeproject

Shavez Cheema

BB Tourism Management | BA Anthropology

Naturalist & Conservationist | Founder - 1StopBorneo Wildlife

+60 (0)12 824 8052

1stopborneo@gmail.com

Sabah
Founded in 2012, 1StopBorneo has expanded its roots from Brunei to the neighboring country of Malaysia (state of Sarawak and Sabah). Our organization focuses on several initiatives, such as The Pangolin Project, Plant4BorneoElephants, Borneo Dolphin Project, and fauna flora research in rainforests.
BSc Zoology (Animal Ecology)

+60 (0)12 825 9975

simon.enderby@scubazoo.com

Sabah
Simon has production managed and filmed on many big budget projects such as APPLE TV+ Becoming You, BBC Top Gear Borneo, Marco Polo – Netflix, Big Blue Live BBC, Conquest of the Skies with Sir David Attenborough, Last Chance To See with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine, Deadly 60 with Steve Backshall, BBC Human Planet – Oceans. Simon has also worked on several large international Silver Screen productions as well as commercials and advertising projects for the likes of Samsung, Tribord, Kilroy Travel, Four Seasons and Harbin Beer to name a few.

Sylvia Ng Foon Yuan

MSc (Social Research)

Assistant Coordinator (Malaysia Program) - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

+60 (0) 16 800 5461

sNg@wcs.org

Sarawak
Apply techniques in social science (e.g., social surveys) to aid in marine conservation, conduct conservation education and outreach programs for schools and institutions
PhD (Hon)

Wildlife Biologist (Sun Bear Specialist) | Founder - Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

+60 (0)16 555 1256

wongsiew@hotmail.com

Sabah
30 years of cumulative wildlife experience in Taiwan, US, Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo.
PhD (Natural History Sciences)

Marine Invertebrate Systematist (Echinoderm Specialist) - MISB at CEMACS | Senior Lecturer (USM)

+60 (0)11 514 0930

abe_woo@hotmail.com

Penang
Research interest: systematics, taxonomy, phylogenetic, and biodiversity of marine invertebrates with a special interest in Echinoderms
PhD (Marine Biology), Dato

Malacologist (Mollusc Specialist) | Director - Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies (CEMACS) | Professor (USM)

Penang
Research interest: diverse marine invertebrates with a special interest in molluscs
PhD (Aquatic Biology)

Researcher and Lecturer - CEMACS (USM)

+60 (0)4 885 2750

annettejr@usm.my

Penang
Research interest: aquaculture, mariculture (crustacean)
PhD (Zoology)

Conservation Educator | Assistant Professor (University of Nottingham)

Selangor
Research interest: large carnivores (e.g. ocelots, clouded leopards) habitat use and the impact in utilizing innovative education (e.g. games) to alter civilian's attitudes and behavior towards conservation issues

Chong Chiew Foong

DVM (Poultry)

Poultry Veterinarian

Johor
Experience in broiler breeder farms' medicine and day-to-day management across several departments (i.e., hatchery, broiler care-taking, etc)
Diploma (Art)

Wildlife Artist

+60 (0)12 467 1586

choobengteong@yahoo.com

Penang
An internationally recognized wildlife artist specializes in using watercolor, Mr. Choo has 30+ years of professional experience in painting wildlife. He specializes in painting birds but is also extremely gifted in painting animals of all shapes and sizes! Some of his masterpieces have been auctioned at the Christie's Wildlife Art and Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers.
MSc (Zoology)

Senior Project Executive - The Habitat Foundation | Co-founder - Self-sufficient Penang

Penang
Board member of Malaysian Primatological Society. Currently researching about the agile gibbon’s population in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah.
PhD (Parasitology)

Parasitologist | Senior Lecturer (USM)

+60 (0)4 653 3527

+60 (0)12 200 2948

farahhaziqah@usm.my

Penang
Research interest: diagnosis, genetic diversity, and taxonomy of common intestinal protozoan parasites with special emphasis on Blastocystis in animals
PhD (Environmental Biology)

Mangrove Ecologist | Senior Lecturer (USM)

Penang
Research interest: mangrove restoration, nutrient dynamic and ecosystem services (using TESSA, palynology, and other tools)
PhD (Entomology)
Kuala Lumpur
A former insect behavioral ecologist, Dr. Law now journals for Macaranga covering news from all over South East Asia.

Leela Rajamani A/P Ramnath Rajamani

PhD (Marine Science)

Marine Conservation Biologist (Dugong Specialist) - CEMACS | Senior Lecturer (USM)

+60 (0)4 653 5922 (Campus)

+60 (0)4 885 2750 (CEMACS)

leelarajamani@usm.my

Penang
Research interest: ecology and conservation of marine mammals and their habitats

Mazrul Mahadzir

Project Director | Founder - Animal Projects & Environmental Education (APE Malaysia)

Selangor & Sabah
Work together with a team of passionate conservationists who run reforestation and animal welfare related programmes. Project sites are currently located at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC) and Lower Kinabatangan River in Sabah.
BA Human Ecology - Marine Conservation

Project Manager (Perhentian Turtle Project) - Fuze Ecoteer

+60 (0)16 653 7955 (Whatsapp)

+60 (0) 13 323 3254 (Call)

melisa@fuze-ecoteer.com

Terengganu
Experience in managing interns and volunteers & assisting in nest relocation and hatchery management.

Nada Bt. Badruddin

PhD (Conservation Biology)

Entomologist | Research Officer - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

+60 (0)3 6279 7112

nada@frim.gov.my

Selangor
Research interest: firefly biodiversity and conservation.
PhD (Zoology)

Primatologist | Head of the Macaca Nemestrina Project | Senior Lecturer (USM)

+60 (0)4 653 3513

+60 (0)11 625 17878

n.ruppert@usm.my

Penang
Head of USM Primate Research and Conservation Lab and Scientific Advisor of Malaysian Primatological Society. Working towards research and conservation of Malaysian primates.
PhD (Ecology and Biodiversity)

Researcher and Associate Professor (USM)

Penang
Research interest: tropical ecology, plant signaling & behavior, Culicidae biology & disease prevention
PhD (Zoology)

Bat Specialist - South East Asian / Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit | Senior Lecturer (USM)

Penang
Research interest: ecosystem services, reproductive ecology of small animals
MSc (Biodiversity Conservation)

Co-founder - Reef Stakes | Marine Biologist / Policymaker (Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources)

Kuala Lumpur
Among other things, coordinate Malaysia's representation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and monitor implementation of the National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025 (NPBD)
MSc (Conservation Biology)

Office Manager - Animal Projects & Environmental Education (APE Malaysia)

+60 (0)12 209 1472

stephanie@apemalaysia.com

Selangor & Sabah
Work together with a team of passionate conservationists who run reforestation and animal welfare related programmes. Project sites are currently located at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC) and Lower Kinabatangan River in Sabah.
PhD (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

Urban Ecologist / Conservation Biologist | Lecturer (Arizona State University)

Arizona, USA
Research interest: 1. promoting biodiversity within urban landscapes (how species are distributed in developed areas and how urbanization shapes wildlife communities) 2. social elements of urban ecology 3. understanding not only how people may influence wildlife but how wildlife influences people.

Mike Pellew

MSc (Sustainable Natural Resource Management)

Wildlife Conservation Ecologist

North Carolina, USA
The bulk of my experience has involved projects that pertain to wildlife conservation. More recently, I have been able to incorporate GIS into my repertoire and am actively looking for projects that allow me to combine my passions for both wildlife conservation and GIS.
MSc (Conservation & Management of Protected Natural Areas)

Marine Biologist | Founder & Science Writer - Millas y Orillas | Co-founder - Sungai Project

+60 (0)16 722 0183

millasyorillas@gmail.com

Melaka
I'm a Canary island-born Spanish who is also a marine biologist specializing in coral restoration and the management and conservation of protected natural areas. I have worked as an expedition host for 8 years in the national park of the Atlantic Island and several past projects affiliated with the Spanish government.

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